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[Welland Tribune, 21 August 1903]

A quiet but pretty wedding took place at the church of the Immaculate Conception, Buffalo, N.Y., on Wednesday morning, Aug. 19th inst., when James E. Twohey, Phm. D., of Buffalo (formerly of Port Colborne} and Miss Diana F. Stull of Rockwood, Ont., were united in the holy bonds of matrimony.

The ceremony was performed by Rev. Dr. Donahue.

The charming and accomplished bride was handsomely attired in silk batiste over taffeta silk, with a large picture hat, and carried a bouquet of bridal roses. The bridesmaid was Miss Louise Fahey of Buffalo, who was charmingly attired in green silk crepe de chene, with a black picture hat and carried a bouquet of American beauties.

The groom was assisted by Mr. Frederick Rice of Buffalo, N.Y. After a sumptuous wedding breakfast at the Iroquois hotel, Mr. and Mrs. Twohey left for Muskoka and other points north, carrying with them the best wishes of a host of friends. Mr. and Mrs. Twohey will be at home after Sept., 15th at 290 Pennsylvania street, Buffalo.


[Welland Tribune, 17 August 1915]

Mr. And Mrs. Vance Carey of Cincinnati were visitors here the past week. The former is a well-known former resident of Welland and Fort Erie. Vance Carey was the son of Michael Carey and Jane Overholt of Welland.


[Peoples Press, 9 December 1902]

George Stephens of Midland, a nephew of James B. Stephens of Welland, was second engineer on the str. Bannockburn, and is supposed to have gone down with that ill-fated vessel. He was unmarried, 24 years of age, and a promising highly respected young man.

Died: 21 November 1902


[Welland Telegraph, 17 February 1911]

The death took place at the Industrial Home on Tuesday of John Coyle of Thorold, aged eighty years. Death was due to heart failure. Mr. Coyle had been an inmate since April. He was buried by his friends at his own home.


Wainfleet News

[Welland Tribune, 8 August 1905]

There passed away early yesterday morning one of the oldest residents of Wainfleet township; in the person of Margaret, beloved wife of Andrew Reeb, in the 75th year of her age. Deceased had been ill about a week, stroke of paralysis being the cause of death. She was born in Wainfleet township and lived there all her life. She was a consistent member of the Episcopal church, and esteemed and loved by all who knew her. Mr. and Mrs. Reeb had been married for 55 years. Besides her husband, who is in a feeble condition, deceased is survived by….Microfilm blurred.


Humberstone News

[Welland Tribune, 8 August 1905]

Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Mosolf have the sympathy of our community in the death of their daughter, Helena, aged 10 weeks, which occurred on Friday last. The funeral took place on Sunday, service being conducted at the home and church by Rev. Mr. Gruhn. Interment was at Oakwood cemetery.


[Welland Telegraph, 25 September 1908]

There died at Listowel on Thursday 3rd September, 1908, Elizabeth Gaiser Grenzebach beloved wife of Rev. J.H. Grenzebach, pastor of the Evangelical church of that place. The deceased lady had undergone an operation for gall stones at her home and her strength was not sufficient to withstand the shock of the operation, and she passed away as above stated.

Mrs. Grenzebach was a daughter of the late Matthew Gaiser of Pelham…………..Her husband was pastor of the church at St. Jacobs, having only taken charge of the Listowel church this year.

A sorrowing husband and one son and four daughters, besides four brothers and two sisters-John Gaiser, Thorold township; Daniel, Oscar and Austin and Miss Gaiser on the homestead; Mrs. (Dr. Hutton) of Welland are left to mourn the taking away of a devoted wife, mother and sister. Two sisters predeceased her-the late Mrs. R. Moote of Fenwick and Mrs. W.H. Crowe of Welland.

The funeral was one of the largest in Listowel for many years, and was attended by friends from Pelham, St. Jacobs and other places.

The pall-bearers were ministers of the Evangelical church. There were twenty minsters in attendance.

The floral offerings were beautiful and numerous showing the high respect in which the deceased lady was held.


Pelham News

[Welland Tribune, 10 February 1899]

Died on Sunday Feb. 5th, 1899, from cancer, John Lambert in his 48th year of his age. Deceased leaves a widow and four children.

The family of the late John Lambert was held from his residence to the Presbyterian church and was largely attended. Rev. Jas. Buchanan officiated and the following acted as bearers: David Metler, Philip Cline, D.D. Disher, W.A.N. Wesr, Asa Hansler and Samuel Jones.


Wainfleet News

[Welland Tribune, 12 December 1903]

A very sudden death occurred on Sunday morning, when John Tewsley, sr., was quickly called from this life. Deceased was in his usual health up to within one hour before he expired. When he arose in the morning he complained of not resting good through the night, and suffered a severe pain in his side, and in an hour’s time was cold in death. His death removes one of the old settlers. He came here from Effingham about forty years ago. He leaves four sons –Richard L. of Dunnville, David of Forks Road, John of Sherbrooke and Chauncey at home; and four daughters, Mrs. Zenas Marr, Forks Road; Mrs. James Hicks, Pelham; Mrs. Maddock of Buffalo and Mrs. Stephen Jones of Forks Road to mourn the loss of a kind father. The remains were interred in Marr’s cemetery, Forks, Road. His wife predeceased him about ten months ago. Deceased enjoyed the respect and good will of this community.


Thorold News

[Welland Tribune, 23 April 1897]

The infant son of John P. McKeague died at his grandfather’s home in Merritton on Tuesday. The funeral took place to the R.C. church here on Thursday, interment at St. Catharines.